This is stated by the chairman of the Foreign Policy Board, Martin Lidegaard (R) on Friday after a meeting of the board.
– The wording of the nose is given to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the government, says Lidegaard.
– It covers the fact that the Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the briefing of the Foreign Policy Board, but it also covers the fact that other of the government ministers have not briefed the board well enough either.
The criticism comes from all parties except Kofod’s own party, the Social Democrats. Jeppe Kofod states that he takes note of the board’s criticism.
Thus, the foreign minister has got what is also called a nose. It is an expression of criticism, but it does not have immediate political consequences for Jeppe Kofod.
The core of the case is the handling of the children and mothers with either Danish citizenship or Danish affiliation who are in the al-Roj and al-Hol prison camps in northern Syria.
The camps have sprung up and grown, as a coalition led by Kurdish forces has defeated Islamic State in the area.
The government initially refused to bring some of the children home unless this could be done without involving the parents. Since then, it has agreed to take three mothers and up to 19 children home.
Part of the basis for that decision has been the intelligence services’ assessments of whether it posed the greatest threat to Denmark to leave them in the camps or not.
Here, the Foreign Policy Board is dissatisfied with the fact that neither Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod nor other relevant ministers have brought the Defense Intelligence Service to the Board’s knowledge.
The safety assessments have since been described in Ekstra Bladet.
According to Ekstra Bladet, Minister of Defense Trine Bramsen (S), Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup (S) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mattias Tesfaye (S) were also informed about the security assessments.
Source: The Nordic Page